All Merit Badge classes are for ages 11-18. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or vocation. You do not need to be a boy scout to participate. All classes require full participation and involvement. The Park District will provide Blue Cards. Class descriptions, requirements and materials that need to be completed before the beginning of each workshop will be provided when available. To register, click on the class name in the chart below. To view class requirements, click on the workbooks linked in the chart below.

These classes are done in a hybrid format: you can choose in-person or virtual. Participants will receive confirmation at least 24 hours in advance confirming the class option they chose.

Class Date Day Time Fee Requirements
Plant Science Merit Badge 6/19 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Plant Science Workbook
Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge 7/10 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Reptile and Amphibian Workbook
Safety Merit Badge 7/17 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Safety Workbook
Fire Safety Merit Badge 7/24 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Fire Safety Workbook
Pets Merit Badge 8/7 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Pets Workbook
Mammal Study Merit Badge 8/21 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Mammal Study Workbook
Dog Care Merit Badge 8/14 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Dog Care Workbook
Animal Science Merit Badge 8/28 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Animal Science Workbook
Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge 9/11 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Fish and Wildlife Management Workbook
Fishing Merit Badge 9/18 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Fishing Workbook

If you have any questions about our Merit Badge classes, contact Dominic Calderisi at